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River Nid_Trondheim



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23 Comments | Report
smshaffer PRO+
 
smshaffer November 10, 2015
Awesome shot
ovosphotography
 
ovosphotography November 13, 2015
like it!
Mirza_Cengic Platinum
 
Mirza_Cengic November 14, 2015
Gorgeous capture.
ellenellen PRO+
 
ellenellen November 18, 2015
Lovely shot. Very calming.
rmr731 Platinum
 
rmr731 December 03, 2015
Beautiful capture - beautiful place! Would love to see it someday!
maymoon
 
maymoon December 03, 2015
Great shot
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon December 16, 2015
Congratulations on your Finalist Win in Social Exposure Contest Vol 1 ... great news
mihrt PRO+
 
mihrt January 20, 2016
Congrats on your win!! fabulous capture, excellent colour, detail, reflections, but it's the lighting that I think really brings the shot together!
Shudderbug PRO+
 
Shudderbug January 23, 2016
This is so peaceful and vibrant
Ragu
 
Ragu February 01, 2016
You got great skill!
pixL212
 
pixL212 February 01, 2016
Great capture!
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita February 25, 2016
magnificent...Congrats on your Finalist Award!
KayBrewer Platinum
 
KayBrewer February 26, 2016
Rod, finalist in Monthly Pro! Congratulations!
KayBrewer Platinum
 
KayBrewer October 25, 2016
congratulations - finalist River contest! good luck
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis October 25, 2016
Congratulations finalist in the river contest:-)
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita October 30, 2016
impressive! Congrats on your Finalist Award
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kathyk_abq December 07, 2016
Such a beautiful image - wow!
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anthonymannion February 02, 2017
love it
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anthonymannion February 05, 2017
awesome
atulspecial
 
atulspecial September 03, 2017
Serene
valerioleone PRO+
 
valerioleone November 01, 2017
Excellent photo !! And thanks for visiting my gallery !
shema PRO
 
shema January 25, 2018
stellar!
billmarks_4735 Platinum
 
Well seen

Behind The Lens

Location
This image was taken whilst on holiday from a steel bridge looking down the river Nid in Trondheim, Norway. We had not long finished our evening dinner and decide to go for a stroll and explore when we came across this bridge over the river Nid. It was such an entrancing scene we had to stop and enjoy and of course photograph it.
Time
I forget the time of day, but it was in the summer months and probably around 21.00 hrs, as the sun was beginning to set on a still warm evening, which gave lovely still waters and in turn wonderful reflections.
Lighting
The sun was beginning to set but had not yet gone low enough to reach the horizon and was setting in front of us slightly to left of picture. At this height and with the cloud cover present, the light gave a wonderful warm hue to the night whilst also being just high enough to also illuminate the building on the right of picture. However, the night was so still and warm and as a result the light reflecting of the still waters and added to the illumination to give an even warmer glow to the scene in front of us, which was accentuated by the lovely colours of the waterside buildings.
Equipment
I was still relatively new to photography here and using my GX10 with 18-50 kit lens. There was little that I had to do except adjust the exposure as the scene was just perfect. However it was evening and therefore I held the camera to a metal upright of the bridge and focussed before taking the shot to avoid and minimise any movement due to the lower shutter speed.
Inspiration
The scene in front of me was all the inspiration I needed, it was a case of right place, right time, so lady luck smiled on me for this one.
Editing
I do a lot of my processing in Lightroom (LR), here I would have set the white and black points, warmed the raw image a little and increased the vibrancy. Cropping was also done in LR and there is a very useful tool in LR crop mode to help with composition i.e. press 'o' while in crop mode and continue to press 'o' to cycle through composition options, for many of these options you can hold 'shift' whilst pressing 'o' to cycle through options and position for a particular composition template. I then also use LR brushes to add selective clarity, especially on the water, before exporting to PS. I used unsharp mask here increasing the radius significantly whilst reducing the amount slider to suit.
In my camera bag
At the time I had a GX10 with 18-55 and 50-200 mm kit lens and a sigma 12-24 wide angle lens and later included the sigma 70mm macro and 18-50 EX DC macro sigma lens. I now have a Pentax K3 with 16-50 Pentax DA* f2.8, 50-135 Pentax DA* f2.8, sigma 70mm macro. I also have a few old manual lenses from the Tamron adaptall range.
Feedback
It was good luck that allowed me to take this image, so in that respect very little. I also do not get much of a chance to get out to do landscape, though I would love to. So the only advice I can give is my thoughts on how I would look at the subject and prepare for it, of course what follows is my thoughts only and should not be taken as red: Firstly, landscape is often touted as being all about the light and I could not disagree with that, except I think there is a little bit more to it than just that statement i.e. it is how the light interacts with the environment that you are focussing on such as the weather conditions and topography both of which involve consideration of many other factors such as wind direction, sun position and elevation, height and shape of topography and direction of features etc. When you then take into account these and other considerations, you realise that a lot is down to research and pre-preparation of the potential sights that you may consider e.g. the right time of year for the chosen location and vice versa. A useful tool is, 'The Photographers Ephemeris' in this respect. Just as important is your own imagination and perspective on how you interpret or want to interpret a scene and of course where ever you are the best light is 'the available light' and is something we all aspire to master for a whole plethora of conditions.

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